The Program for the progress and support in education and long-term continuity in the educational system “Pro-educating” (Proeducar in Spanish) aims at the establishment of the required mechanisms between the Ministry of Vocational Studies and Education and the Autonomous Regions so as to reach the goals set by the European strategic framework 2020 by means of educational policies to reduce schooling and training dropout.
Within this program framework, many schooling and training initiatives have been carried out in Andalusia. One of their lines, the so-called “Enrol back”(Reincorpórate in Spanish), is focused on enlisting students from 18 to 24 years old, who dropped out in the past to follow other educational opportunities of interest that available in the system.
The training packages in further learning schools have been carried out under the shelter of The Lifelong Learning Networks to ensure that the quality of the content and examination criteria is always met. With this is mind, the Educational Administration launched a call for proposals, whose projects were carried out by schools along with local authorities and organizations.
The projects were adapted to the geographical and socio-cultural environment through innovative and challenging schooling measures based on professional, academic and personal orientation as well as on tools and strategies to gain self-confidence and skills to draw a formative path adapted to everyone.
52 were the selected projects from different kind of schools (Further Learning Schools and their sections, Secondary Schools and County Further Learning Secondary School) (CEPER, SEPER, IES and IPEP in Spanish) which performed all the education measures of the program before the end of the last December.
Amongst the many initiatives implemented, it’s necessary highlight the following due to the innovative character and the impact in the dropping-in: workshops on academic, vocational and personal orientation, motivating video recording, visits to companies and schools where continuing their studies and encouraging testimonies, among others.
All in all, the evaluation of the program by participants, professionals and coordination teams has turned out to be a success. Not only have personal and professional development paths been developed in this call, but also many effective tools have been reinforced in order to allow schools to foster the dropping-in of other youngsters, in the near future.